European countries accuse Ukraine of releasing a radioactive isotope into…

Summary

European countries accuse Ukraine of releasing a radioactive isotope into the continent’s atmosphere.

Disproof

No European publication has reported that the leak originated in Ukraine. Only Russian media, such as RIA Novosti Ukraina, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Anna News, Forum.msk.ru, Operativnaya Linia, Otkrytaya elektronnaya gazeta claimed that the source of the leak was Ukraine. According to the Independent ind.pn/2m70708, , the traces found in Northern Europe could have been inadvertently released by a pharmaceutical company that produces radioactive medicines. Russian media regularly publish stories about what it calls extremely dangerous Ukrainian nuclear power plants, predicting that Ukraine’s atomic sector is on the point of collapse and it has been debunked before by StopFake. Ukraine’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency states that there were no nuclear mishaps in Ukraine that could have resulted in an iodine-131 leak. bit.ly/2n30sBD,

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  • Reported in: Issue 62
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nuclear issues
  • Outlet: Komsomolskaya Pravda
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Moscow’s Peace Efforts Are Sabotaged as Washington Aims to Make…

Moscow’s Peace Efforts Are Sabotaged as Washington Aims to Make War With Russia Inevitable.

Disproof

There is overwhelming evidence that Russia has in fact been fueling the conflict in Ukraine.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.

By refusing to adopt a UN statement on Churkin Ukrainian…

By refusing to adopt a UN statement on Churkin Ukrainian diplomats went against international protocol and ethics.

Disproof

There was a statement, and a moment of silence to honour Churkin. bit.ly/2muLBwq, . Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maryana Betsa said that Ukraine did not block anything. She said that "a statement was issued for the press, as has been done in such cases in the past. There haven’t been many such cases. But there was no precedent for a separate political statement.”